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  •  These are topics I could read many accounts of, to (3+ / 0-)

    see and consider from every angle. Indeed, I already have. But this one is clear and succinct, and well-worth peering through.

    I liked the Wormser and Capote quotes. But my favorite part was:

    In an essay comparing the composing strategies of student writers and experienced adult writers, Nancy Sommers notes that “experienced writers describe their primary objective when revising as finding the form or shape of their argument.” Sommers goes on to remark that experienced writers believe that “their first drafts are usually scattered attempts to define their territory,” while the goal of second drafts “is to begin observing general patterns of development.
    Thanks for lending me your spectacles, The Book Bear.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 05:28:31 PM PDT

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